By SUSAN ESTRICH The “crossfire” mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middle, turning every debate into a shouting contest between the extremists who generate passion and ratings, and rarely reflecting the views of the majority in the middle. I’ve […]
To the Editor: I have read and listened all Sunday morning to the views of pundits and politicians describing what we should be doing or have failed to do with respect to the Ukraine/Russia and Israel/Palestine crises. Now that I am thoroughly informed, I offer the following thoughts: 1. Stop threatening Putin. It is not only […]
Recent news disclosed that two state of Oregon unionized employees have filed lawsuits against the Department of Human Services. The basis for their suit is a claim that their boss bullied them. I worked about half my working years as a state of Oregon employee; the other half was spent in the private sector. I was naïve about work with state […]
By LAWRENCE KUDLOW Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad. Reagan was aiming at the dismal Carter years. But he understood for all times that economic strength at home sends […]
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